Thank You For Serving
On Veterans Day we should thank those who have served our country.
Serving in the military is always a sacrifice. Military service, especially combat, forever changes a person. Some changes are positive. Too often there is damage – physical or psychological.
Our veterans have given part of themselves for our country. Sometimes a large part, or even all. So have their families. We owe our veterans and their families our thanks, whether or not we agree with the particular military actions that our politicians required of them.
We are obligated to meet their needs in a timely manner. The housecleaning at the Veterans Administration is long overdue. These are fellow human beings, injured by what we asked them to do.
Thank you for your service. We promise to do better in showing our thanks.
Jay Ginther, MD